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>> it's too early for that. >> no -- it's too early. >> back out. >> got to bring them back out. >> yes, charlie is right a very warm day. already starting on the warm side. i'm going to show you the temperatures in just a second but yes some of the kids might need the umbrella this morning. even cecil county and also harper county. port deposit along i-95 that part of the freeway is going to be on the wet side this morning. also northeast sliding off to the north and east and this will be out of here through the remainder of the morning. but still scattered showers popping up throughout the day. right now though here are the temperatures that are on the warm side. 70 in owings mills and sykesville at 68 and 70 arbutus right now. we have the patchy fog out there and the warm temperatures by this afternoon. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, as you mentioned we are dealing with patchy fog across the region and it's really going to be bad in frederick. so if you are traveling in that
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area be extra careful and slow down, turn on the low beams. we do have an update on a crash for you on 95. it has just been cleared from the southbound lanes at cayton avenue. the delays really dissipated. a live look at 95 heading south. just -- here at interstate 195 everything moving right along. no problems getting up to the beltway. or if you are traveling southbound down towards d.c.. and as we pull up the drive times no delay right now on the jfx. the typical 11 minute ride right now traveling from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. 695 in great shape from parkville all the way up to towson. and there are no delays right now on the west side. traveling that outer loop from 795 down to 95. you are looking at an 11 minute trip as well. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. now an update on breaking news we first brought you at 4:30 this morning. one person shot and rushed to the hospital after a police involved shooting early this morning. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us live this morning outside of
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city police headquarters. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: well, megan i've been working the phones this morning trying to talk with local police about what actually happened there and i'm in front of city police headquarters. still investigating this police involved shooting. take a look here, we just arrived from the scene just a few hours ago. and this all happened in the 1500 block of east landville street. this is near the oliver neighborhood a few blocks east of green mount cemetery. according to the baltimore city police twitter feed. baltimore police say the person who was shot was taken to the hospital. we don't know that person's condition just yet and the police officer in this case was not injured. now officers are releasing few details at this point but there will with media briefing later this morning. we hope to gather more information at that time and bring you the information as it becomes available. reporting live at city police headquarters, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. your electric bill could be going up soon under a
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recommendation by governor o'malley. he's proposing a dollar or two added to the monthly bill for power line upgrades. >> most of us would be will be to pay another dollar or two for a month for a more reliable grid. in order to avoid throwing out an average of $15 to $18 a month as we play roulette about the next storm and whether it will wipe out our grocery budget for the month. >> when they don't provide electricity that's unfair. >> i think we pay a little bit too much already. >> governor o'malley put together a task force. the surcharge only put in place if approved by the public service commission. mitt romney returns to campaign trail this morning with new momentum after his strong performance last night. >> the debate ranged from the extremely serious to the very silly and whether big bird should be fired. so abc's brandi hitt has for for us this morning.
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>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a challenge and a smile. >> five million jobs in the private sector were created. the auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again. to get people hired again. >> reporter: the past comments about the 47% has taken a toll on the campaign. the president never brought up the comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other big topics included medicare reform and
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the president's health care reform law. and while there wasn't a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> he seems just a little bit detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. this first match-up could give him the boost he needed after lagging in many polls. >> knowing he's behind he needs to win and he fought that fight and stylistically he put the president on the defensive a number of time. >> reporter: the candidates are back on the trail today and the next big debate is next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> news around the nation this morning. the mother and her five children jumped from a burning building when the flames trapped them inside. a camera was rolling the whole time and caught these terrifying moments. take a look at this. this happened in newark, new jersey, the family had just moved into the third floor apartment. the fire blocked the door so they had nothing to do. no place to go. they had to jump out of the
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window. >> i would love to thank everyone who was there. who caught my children. because if it wasn't for y'all, you know i don't know what would have happened. probably would not be here today. >> well, six of them with r doing just fine this -- are doing just fine this morning. $10 million worth of pot confiscated in a field near chicago. the plants covered the span of two football fields now if you didn't know better you might think they were trees. now the city has to start pulling out the plants and begin burning them. well, it's video that quickly went viral. the gator pool party. now the gators, no longer invited. the owner of the alligator attraction has been asked to change the way the way the gator pool parties are held. the pool parties are being punishment on hold for right
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now. can't say that's a bad idea. >> yeah, kids with an alligator is a little dangerous. stay with us this morning, a baltimore landmark will soon be getting some much-needed help. >> the future of the pro house. >> also ahead this morning, it is autumn and it kind of feels like summer here but look hat this. the complete opposite in the midwest. we're going to show you their early winter. [ woman ] dear ch,
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all right, autumn just started yesterday it felt like summer. but looking more like winter in parts of the midwest. look at this. an inch of snow expected in parts of north dakota. and as well as minnesota and montana. now this is all according to the national weather service while usual snow is early in the fall, it's certainly not unheard of. okay, so they've got, the excuse me snow up there around canada. over lynette's right shoulder. you're saying they can get up to a foot? >> uh-huh. >> seriously. >> yeah, locally but mainly 5 to about # inches of snow. >> it's about 90 here today. >> i know it's going to be warm throughout the day. right now though we are on the mild side. the warm side into the afternoon. we still do have some showers
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now scattered in nature trying to push in across the area around cecil county now and also frederick and carroll county that's going to be the scenario and all this is sliding up from the south. this one will move into the area as well. and temperatures for the bus stop this morning, 70 and 82 it's going to be a warm day on tap. no need for the coat. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. patchy fog out there. good morning lynette. yes, we are dealing with patchy fog across the region and it's really bad right now in frederick. so you will want to expect reduced visibility and turn on the low beams. unfortunately we have some trouble on 95. here's a live look just south of cayton avenue. there's a crash as you can see confined to the shoulder of the road. it's not causing any delays as of yet but definitely something to watch out for. the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel will both be clear. if you are traveling 695 there are no delays right now from parkville all the way up to towson. and the west side of the beltway will remain nice and clear as you do travel that outer loop from 795 all the way
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down to route 40. megan and charlie, over to you. so when you're shipping a package one carrier says go brown. now that company is thinking green. >> yes, stay with us this morning, how u. p. s. is updating its fleet with more environmentally friendly trucks. >> and traffic along 695 came to a stop wednesday morning. but this wasn't for an accident. we're going to show what happened when an expectant mom just could not wait to welcome her new baby into the world. these are our ocean spray 100% juice blends with no added sugar, just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very fruit-tritious. or, try ocean spray light 50, with just 50 calories, a full serving of fruit and no added sugar. with tasty flavors like cranberry-pomegranate and cranberry- concord grape, it's like a fruit stand in every bottle.
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this year marks the tenth year since the d.c. sniper shooting free and tonight a prayer vigil is being scheduled remembering the victims. it's happening at 6:30 another the gauchen -- at the goshen united methodist church in gaithersburg. this morning the ex-wife is speaking out about the incident. mildred mohammed says the news of the shootings she found out about this ten years ago. police knocked on her door to say john allen was the sniper and that he was after her. >> i knew he was going to kill me. i knew it was going to be a head shot. >> police said mildred believed the shootings were present to create a distraction so her murder would be one of many. police say he wanted his children back from her. time now for five things to know this morning. the philadelphia cop caught on
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video hitting a woman will be suspended for 30 days starting today. with the intent to dismiss. the woman is seen spraying something from a can in the video and then shows the woman being struck in the face. the chicago teachers' union says its teachers and support staff have approved the three year contract. that includes pay increases and new evaluation systems. it must be approved mow by the board of education which is scheduled to meet this month. a new report card shows water quality in baltimore's harbor didn't improve last year. it blamed heavy rains that washed pollution into the harbor. it's being designed to help track progress in reaching the goal of swimmable fishable water in the harbor by 202. back on the campaign trail for mitt romney and president obama. he will be in virginia and the president will have stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are considered battleground states. the remaining two presidential debates are october 16th and october 22nd. rush, joan jett, randy
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newman, among 15 artists vying for the entry into the rock and roll hall of fame. this is last year's ceremony and now a group of many artists hundreds of them music historians and also members of the music industry will choose 2013's inducteesful they'll be honored in -- inductees, they'll be honored in april? los angeles. today u.p.s. will unveil a new alternative fuel vehicle. a peek at this. the first look at the hydraulic hybrid vehicle in laurel this morning. u.p.s. is now holding an ignition ceremony commemorating the deployment of 20 hydraulic hybrid vehicles to be operated in and around the baltimore area. tonight a meeting will be held all o discuss the -- to discuss the future of baltimore county public schools. the superintendent dance wants to discuss a five year plan. called blueprint 2.0 and dance wants to approve curricular development, professional growth and communication as well. tonight is the last in a series of meetings this one is going
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to be held at the high school rat they are owings mills and it starts at 7:00 this evening. if you're looking far job and you served in the military you may want to head to the m&t bank stadium. today there's a job fair specifically for men and women currently or formerly in the military. it's also for their family members from 11:00 to 3:00 today. companies are expected to attend include verizon, johns hopkins university and the aspen group. baltimore has turned over control of the edgar allan poe house to the museum. so over the next year what is this going to mean? it's going to mean they will work with the newly reestablished nonprofit to craft a plan to make the poe house self-sufficient. after that, the nonprofit will take over the operation. the city's spending panel approved the deal and will pay the railroad museum $180,000. it's expected to reopen sometime next year.
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the successful be more for healthy babies program will be celebrating healthy families at the national aquarium in baltimore. now baltimore marks two years of the decreased infant mortality rate. today, more programs will help reduce infant mortality and help build healthier families. that will also be announced this event will be taking place it's going to feature free tours of the aquarium for families. a new twist on the 695. >> the outer loop became a makeshift delivery room. this was yesterday morning. can you believe this? the parents, they were on their way to the hospital when their little boy decided time is up. he was ready to join the world. baltimore county paramedics trained for this sort of situation, situations like this one, when they arrived on the outer loop near edmondson avenue where the mother's contractions were two minutes apart. >> so we got our ob kit ready. prepared the mother for the
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delivery. baby came out. it was very smooth delivery. father was present in the back of the ambulance and it was is very emotional experience and out came a little baby boy. >> it was an emotional time for the paramedic as well. it was her first delivery. they are all doing great this morning. all right time now for a check on the weather. what a story lynette. >> i know and the paramedic was so calm. like wow. good for her. the satellite and radar picking up cloud cover this morning also some patchy fog out there. but also we have some scattered showers trying to push in across this area this morning. especially around eldersburg and also westminster. traveling that way be easy out there because we are seeing some slick roads. also another shower in cecil county around port deposit this morning and also to elkton. some more scattered showers down in virginia. and this is making its way up to the north so we have more scattered showers to come throughout the morning and possibly the afternoon.
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we're quite mild this morning. these temperatures in the upper 60s from kingsville to ellicott city. and then we're looking at 70s rock hall, 71 shadyside. and easton 74 degrees goldsboro coming in at 71 degrees this morning. leave the coat. take the umbrella. you'll need it. and at the surface while we will start to see high pressure build in, for tomorrow, so that's while we'll see plenty of sunshine. but before tomorrow the storm system up to the north now. also we'll have a cold front that's going to move in here as we go into the weekend and that's going to drop the temperatures down. but we can still see the showers in here as we go throughout morning hours. this is friday, we see the mainly clear skies lots of sunshine translating and then this is the weekend. that is that next front moving through here. and but for today, 82 degrees. partly cloudy with some scattered showers. getting cooler by this evening. mostly clear and 80 by tomorrow. and here's the seven day forecast for you as sunday sticks out like a sore thumb. we also are going to see some rain it's going to be a raw day. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with
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lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well no babies being born out on the beltway this morning. but what we do have a crash right now on 95. as you can see it's here along the southbound lanes at caton avenue. it has been confined to the shoulder but definitely something you want to watch out for. there are road flares right there on the road and definitely could be a problem for you in that area if you are traveling there. if you are using 695 this morning here's parkville. everything moving along just fine all the way up to towson. and as we take a look at the other drive times you'll notice the west side of the beltway, nice and clear. you're looking at just that normal 11 minute ride right now traveling from 7935 down to 95. for those of you using the jfx to get into the city, absolutely nothing to get in the way. southbound from the beltway to east fayette street that stretch also 11 minutes. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. who could do something so horrible. a group of thieves they go after a woman a 62-year-old woman in a grocery store.
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old -- rob a 62-year-old ohio woman at the grocery store. >> the whole thing caught on camera. you see rosemary smith went to the store to cash her check with her money in hand. smith she heads out of the store with a man right behind her. as she steps into her car, the thieves come out of nowhere and snatch her wallet. >> all i saw when i got out of the car was her falling down and yelling he's got my wallet. >> now after grabbing the wallet the thief takes off. running through the apartment. you can see -- parking lot. you can see a number of people grab the thief without hesitation not letting him get away at all. stay with us this morning, the first presidential debate now in the history books. >> this morning a live report from denver and find out who some say came out on top. >> plus, i'm going to give you a look at inside one of the biggest homes in america. this is gigantic. who owns it? and where is this monstrosity being built? it's time to change the way we clean.
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